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For more than 20 years, LEDC has equipped Latinos and other DC-area residents with the skills and financial tools to buy or stay in a home, join with neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or strengthen a business.

LEDC staff has expertise in three main areas working with Latinos and other minority/underserved communities: small business development and microlending in the Washington region; affordable housing preservation and tenants’ rights in the District of Columbia; and housing counseling for first-time homebuyers and homeowners facing foreclosure in the Washington region.

LEDC has offices in Washington, DC and Wheaton, Maryland, and works across the DC area, including Northern Virginia.